A simple procedure for the smoothing away of fine wrinkles and smile lines, BOTOX® injections can be performed in just minutes. After careful examination of the individual’s facial features and determination of the strength of the muscles that lie just beneath the skin, a customized injection procedure is designed. The results of the treatment last for a number of months.
This isn’t a permanent fix for age-related dynamic wrinkling of the facial skin, but it’s far simpler than many other methods. Because the treatment doesn’t actually affect the skin’s chemistry or structure, it’s suitable for nearly everyone. If you’ve been seeking a quick treatment for those annoying marionette lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX® may very well meet or exceed your expectations.
What Does BOTOX® Do?
This injectable fluid is purified protein serum approved for cosmetic usage in 2002 by the Food and Drug Administration. The serum affects the nerve endings in muscles. These nerves send signals from the brain as a command for the muscle to contract, but when the serum is introduced, the messages don’t get through. In short, the muscles stay in a more or less relaxed state. This doesn’t affect your ability to smile or make other facial expressions, but it does allow the skin to lay flatter. When the skin doesn’t get pinched or pulled, the fine wrinkle lines don’t appear.
What’s So Simple About BOTOX® Injections?
For one thing, there’s no surgery involved, and there’s no pre-treatment care required on your part. All you have to do is schedule a consultation with us. During this consultation, we will examine your facial features closely and watch the skin surface as you make a series of expressions such as surprise, annoyance, and glee. You’ll widen your eyes, purse your lips, and move your forehead skin up and down. This allows us to determine the exact injection sites as well as the dosage. You won’t have to make another appointment for treatment. We can perform the injection procedure right after the initial examination. Less than 20 minutes later, you’re on your way home. There’s also no follow-up care required. You can go about your normal activities right after receiving the injections.
What to Expect
You won’t notice results right away. It takes a couple of days for the serum to have much of an effect on the upper-level facial muscles. Soon, however, you’ll notice a dramatic decrease in the amount of dynamic wrinkling in such trouble spots as the corners of your mouth, around your eyes, and on the nose bridge. Your face won’t feel numb, either. The sensory nerves aren’t affected by the serum.
Simple, Effective Treatment for Wrinkles
BOTOX® injections won’t smooth away deeply set wrinkles, but they can eliminate the thin ones that appear when you smile or frown. To learn more, feel free to get in touch and make an appointment with New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center. At our convenient location in Weymouth, MA, you’ll find out what countless others have, namely the simplicity of this cosmetic fix for unwanted crow’s feet and smile lines. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!